Health Protection Agency

Type: Organization
Name: Health Protection Agency
First reported 11 hours ago - Updated 1 hour ago - 1 reports

Health prepared for Ebola threat

Health workers have a plan to deal with the Ebola virus if it reaches Jersey but they say the risk is very low.The British government has taken the unusual step of warning doctors and border officials to be vigilant after fears were raised about the potential ... [Published Bailiwick Express - 11 hours ago]
First reported 23 hours ago - Updated 17 hours ago - 1 reports

Ebola: What is the real risk to the UK?

Via The Guardian: Ebola: what is the real risk to the UK? Excerpt:If somebody with the virus in their body but not yet ill arrived at a UK airport, they would not be detected – who would know? But border control staff have been warned of the symptoms ... [Published H5N1 - 23 hours ago]
Entities: Ebola, United Kingdom, Risk
First reported Jul 30 2014 - Updated Jul 30 2014 - 1 reports

Ebola: what is the real risk to the UK?

UK has highly responsive symptoms that swing into place when there is threat of new infection arriving here Médecins sans Frontières staff put on their protective gear before entering an isolation area in Sierra Leone. Photograph: Stringer/ReutersEbola ... [Published Guardian.co.uk - Jul 30 2014]
First reported Jul 29 2014 - Updated Jul 29 2014 - 1 reports

Sheffield hospital patient takes legal action

A patient who suffered a severe infection following a hip replacement operation at a Sheffield hospital is taking legal action to uncover the true cause of her injury.The 60-year-old woman became unwell after undergoing surgery at the Royal Hallamshire ... [Published Sheffield Star - Jul 29 2014]
First reported Jul 23 2014 - Updated Jul 24 2014 - 1 reports

Research and analysis: Tuberculosis (TB): annual update

This year’s update includes:the epidemiology and control of tuberculosis ( TB ) in 4 high incidence areas in the UK diagnostic delays initiatives aimed at reducing barriers to treatment and careOlder annual updates are available on the archived Health ... [Published Cabinet Office - Jul 23 2014]
First reported Jul 17 2014 - Updated Jul 17 2014 - 1 reports

Govt strengthens rail industry oversight

Three new non-executive directors have been appointed to the Office of Rail Regulation to strengthen oversight of the industry.The government says the appointments will facilitate Network Rail's £38 billion programme to maintain and enhance the country's ... [Published CILT UK - Jul 17 2014]
First reported Jul 16 2014 - Updated Jul 16 2014 - 1 reports

Concerns for the health of more than 1,000 jobs

Wednesday, 16 July 2014On the move? Staff from the Colindale centre may relocate to EssexBy Daniel O’BrienAROUND 1,200 jobs could be lost to Link: A pedestrian bridge would join the town centre to the shops the borough after health bosses asked ministers ... [Published Potters Bar Today - Jul 16 2014]
First reported Jul 16 2014 - Updated Jul 16 2014 - 1 reports

PHE Porton to move to Essex with loss of 550 jobs

STAFF at PHE Porton, formerly the Health Protection Agency, have been told that their board is pressing ahead with plans to move the facility to Harlow in Essex.MP John Glen is meeting Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt this afternoon to protest and ask for ... [Published Salisbury Journal - Jul 16 2014]
First reported Jul 14 2014 - Updated Jul 14 2014 - 1 reports

Cost-effective strategies for CRBSI prevention

“We must not forget that all patients who acquire a CRBSI were already receiving treatment for one or more other conditions, which is why they had the VAD in place.” Gabriel et al (2014).Reference:Gabriel, J., Hitchcock, J., Hodson, J., Masterton, R.G., ... [Published IVTEAM - Jul 14 2014]
First reported Jul 08 2014 - Updated Jul 08 2014 - 1 reports

Showers banned after hospital Legionella bacteria alert

Showers have been banned and bottled drinking water provided on two wards at the Leicester General Hospital, after a potentially lethal bug was found in the water supply.The potentially lethal bug can cause a form of pneumonia called Legionnaires.The ... [Published itv.com - Jul 08 2014]
First reported Jul 08 2014 - Updated Jul 08 2014 - 1 reports

Monday: Taking showers 'can make you ill'

Showering may be bad for your health, say US scientists, who have shown that dirty shower heads can deliver a face full of harmful bacteria.Tests revealed nearly a third of devices harbour significant levels of a bug that causes lung disease.Levels of ... [Published BBC - Jul 08 2014]
First reported Jul 06 2014 - Updated Jul 06 2014 - 1 reports

HPA warns of viral fever and common cold epidemic

The Health Protection Agency (HPA) has warned of a viral fever and common cold epidemic in the Maldives.According to the agency, approximately 1600 cases of viral fever 2000 cases of common cold and diarrhea are being reported every week.A health alert ... [Published Minivan News - Jul 06 2014]

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Despite the clear threat that the virus will come to the United States, most experts are not worried that it will spread once here.  "We do not anticipate this will spread in the U S if an infected person is hospitalized here" CDC Director Tom Frieden said in a statement Tuesday, though he noted that medical experts are being trained in how to handle a person infected with...
...pathogens and showerheads, but until this study we did not know just how much concern," CU-Boulder Professor Norman Pace said in a statement . "If you are getting a face full of water when you first turn your shower on that means you are probably getting a particularly high load of Mycobacterium avium, which may not be too healthy.”"
...one expert – Health Protection Agency Director Dr Brian McCloskey – told a national news network that the odds of the disease spreading were "low... because essentially people get ill relatively quickly. They are not likely [to] get on a plane and survive a journey." He left the possibility open, however, noting that it was "technically possible" but "extremely unlikely."
...it is critical that we don't forget to educate young people within its own borders," said Nancy Mahon, Global Executive Director, M∙A∙C AIDS Fund. "Through this survey and our new documentary, we hope to make HIV AIDS part of the mainstream conversation so that youths in the UK and beyond become more aware of the disease and stop the spread of the epidemic."

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Health prepared for Ebola threat [Published Bailiwick Express - 11 hours ago]
National Geographic: African Ebola Outbreak Wil... [Published Breitbart Feed - 23 hours ago]
Ebola: What is the real risk to the UK? [Published H5N1 - 23 hours ago]
Ebola: what is the real risk to the UK? [Published Guardian.co.uk - Jul 30 2014]
Kerosene is top poison for kids [Published Manila Times - Jul 30 2014]
Sheffield hospital patient takes legal action [Published Sheffield Star - Jul 29 2014]
Wash Your Hands: 7 Household Items That Hold Mo... [Published Medical Daily - Jul 29 2014]
Nigeria Becomes Fourth Country Hit by 'Out of C... [Published Breitbart Feed - Jul 27 2014]
Case of Legionnaires' disease in a neonate foll... [Published Eurosurveillance - Jul 24 2014]
89% of UK young people don't feel at risk from ... [Published The National Student - Jul 24 2014]
Research and analysis: Tuberculosis (TB): annua... [Published Cabinet Office - Jul 23 2014]
Reducing Radiation Exposure During Device Impla... [Published General Medicine eJournal - Jul 23 2014]
National survey finds UK teens don't feel at ri... [Published Medical News Today - Jul 21 2014]
Sewage treatment contributes to antibiotic resi... [Published Medical Xpress - Jul 21 2014]
Govt strengthens rail industry oversight [Published CILT UK - Jul 17 2014]
Norovirus Outbreak At Commonwealth Games Villag... [Published Huffington Post UK - Jul 17 2014]
Concerns for the health of more than 1,000 jobs [Published Potters Bar Today - Jul 16 2014]
Plan to move public health centre at Colindale ... [Published Unite the Union - Jul 16 2014]
PHE Porton to move to Essex with loss of 550 jobs [Published Salisbury Journal - Jul 16 2014]
News story: Regulator strengthens oversight of ... [Published Department for Transport - Jul 16 2014]
WATCH: Officials storm Llanfairfechan beach ove... [Published North Wales Daily Post - Jul 15 2014]
Cost-effective strategies for CRBSI prevention [Published IVTEAM - Jul 14 2014]
Malaria parasites can 'hide' inside bone marrow [Published NHS Choices - Jul 10 2014]
Showers banned after hospital Legionella bacter... [Published itv.com - Jul 08 2014]
Monday: Taking showers 'can make you ill' [Published BBC - Jul 08 2014]
HPA warns of viral fever and common cold epidemic [Published Minivan News - Jul 06 2014]
Worcestershire C-diff group shortlisted for nat... [Published Ledbury Reporter - Jul 05 2014]
Climate change: possible implications for food ... [Published European Food Information Council - Jul 01 2014]
Fracking safe? In national parks? What is Lord ... [Published Ecologist - Jun 28 2014]
Purley nursery accused in sickness alert [Published Croydon Advertiser - Jun 28 2014]
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National Geographic: African Ebola Outbreak Wil... [Published Breitbart Feed - 23 hours ago]
Experts speaking to the National Geographic  suggest that it is "likely" that the dreaded Ebola virus spreading across West Africa will make its way to the United States, but once here, it is unlikely to spread far, due to advanced American medical ...
Ebola: What is the real risk to the UK? [Published H5N1 - 23 hours ago]
Via The Guardian: Ebola: what is the real risk to the UK? Excerpt:If somebody with the virus in their body but not yet ill arrived at a UK airport, they would not be detected – who would know? But border control staff have been warned of the symptoms ...
Nigeria Becomes Fourth Country Hit by 'Out of C... [Published Breitbart Feed - Jul 27 2014]
A 40-year-old Liberian man who died in Lagos, Nigeria, has become the first victim of ebola in Africa's most populous country, according to the Nigerian government. His death makes Nigeria the fourth country to experience an ebola incident since the ...
Defence Related Parliamentary Answers – to 12th... [Published Think Defence - Jun 13 2014]
Defence related Parliamentary Written Statements and Answers to Written Questions D-Day 70th Anniversary Commemorations (UK/France) The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Defence (Anna Soubry):  My noble Friend the Under-Secretary of ...
Thanks again, antivaccine loons [Respectful Ins... [Published ScienceBlogs : Combined Feed - May 30 2014]
I’m a bit torn today. On the one hand, it makes me cringe when pundits write inflammatory articles blaming Jenny McCarthy for measles outbreaks. Yes, I know that I once did the same thing myself, but, as much as antivaccinationists dislike me, I’ve ...
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